Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Unusual day

The day started taking my youngest boy to pre-school for the first time. If you've ever done this, I'm sure you understand how emotional it can be. The kids were great about it though. My oldest was very protective, and kept telling his brother what they'd be doing at school together, and offering to have him sit next to him all day. I guess Mrs. D and I must be doing something right.

I've not really talked about our building much before - but it bears talking about now. We've long had some issues with some of the other tenants. Nothing major, but the biggest concerning the men's bathroom. There's only one on each floor, and it contains a sink, a toilet and a urinal. For the longest time we've suffered the interesting habits of one of the people on our floor, as he pathologically pisses on the floor, and runs the water for so long that the room floods. By 3pm every day, there's a small lake in the room which is just revolting. We've talked to building management, but there's not a lot they seem to be able to do. Anyway...that's our usual bodily excretion issue around here, but today there was a new one. At the top of the stairs, there's a water fountain...y'know, stainless steel trough thing with a faucet. This morning, Noah came running into my office shouting "there's someone throwing up in the water fountain." We went out there to check, and the obnoxious bastard didn't even bother to clean it up. We told security, they got mad, found someone to mop it up...and then what?

I'll tell you what. The puking asshole made a return visit, and threw up in the fountain again. I know the bathroom is sometimes locked, but it's only about 20 feet from the fountain. I know sometimes you've just got to hurl, but this is fucking ridiculous.

Then the power went wonky. The phone system, our server, and some of our systems are on the same circuit, and it just tripped. Now we get three beeps every 20 seconds while we endure the inevitability of the backup power giving out, and everything crashing to a halt. We're waiting for...I dunno...someone, I guess, to do something about it.

Meanwhile, I'm playing the new Assassin's Creed game on DS, Altair's Chronicles, which appears to be mighty impressive.

Addendum: I forgot to mention, the security guard cleaned the water fountain with Windex. You can't make this shit up.
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